By Larry C. from
San Rafael, CA on December 10, 2016
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I "LOVE" my Empire Wooden Mantel Shelf !!
I found this very affordable mantle shelf for a friend and showed them it. They said it was to inexpensive and they thought it would not be a mantel shelf that they would be happy with in the long run. Boy were they wrong !! They purchased it and we easily installed it first, then took it down to finish it by staining to match their other furniture in the room. By perfectly matching the stain and then giving it a double coating of high gloss clear varnishes, fine sanding between coats, and then putting it up, they were blown away how nice that it looks, they say it matches perfectly to the rest of the furnishings in the room and the finish, do to the quality of the item, real shines though with a proper finish given to this item so that it matches your room. They have high glossy finish on their wooden furniture and thought this mantle would never look as good but now it actually looks better than everything else in the room, but they now polish their furniture a lot to make it look as good as their new Empire Mantel Shelf. - SURPRISE - IT LOOKS GREAT !!